The Classroom Teacher is directly responsible to the building administrator for assistance in the development of mental, social, emotional, and physical growth of each pupil assigned to the teacher's class.
In carrying out these responsibilities, the Classroom Teacher:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Is present during those hours when the teacher has an assigned responsibility with pupils while school is in session.
Prepares completely and adequately to carry out his/her responsibilities to his/her pupils.
Performs the necessary administrative work related to the assignment, including completion of all reports required by the teaching assignment and the building administration.
Attends all staff conferences, individual conferences between teacher and administrator, and is available for pupil and parent conferences, including conferences for writing IEP's and staffing for special education.
Supervises pupils in and around the school building for a reasonable period of time before and after the school day.
Conducts instructional programs in a manner consistent with the curricular objectives of the course.
Teaches with an understanding and respect for the individuality of each pupil.
Teaches with a scrupulous regard for honesty and accuracy without distortion or falsification.
Evaluates his/her instruction in a continual effort to meet the highest standards set by the teaching profession.
Adheres strictly to professional ethics.
Maintains and enforces discipline and pupil control and enforces school regulations.
Makes necessary referrals of pupils to other professional personnel or specialist.
Makes provisions to assure that substitute teachers will have adequate direction in their work.
Fully performs supplemental assignments, if any, in a professional manner.
Conducts tasks such as planning, grading, and telephone conferences.
Undertakes efforts, which promote professional growth at his/her own discretion.
Collects and accounts through appropriate records all money to be used for educational purposes and exercises reasonable care to assure that any money collected will not be lost.
Reports all cases of suspected child abuse or neglect.
Carries out the duties and responsibilities, which are assigned.
Observes, enforces, and is directed by the policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the school district.
Attends programs designed for the involvement of parents, students, and community patrons when school is not in session as determined by the school building committee.
Assumes responsibility for keeping parents informed between grading periods when pupil performance is less than satisfactory or when performance deviates from reasonable expectation for an individual pupil.